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January

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$65

Average price round-trip

$489

Good deal round-trip

$334

Good deal one-way

$179
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $179 or less one-way and $334 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco was found 89 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is January.
  • Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Direct flights from Washington to San Francisco are served by a number of airlines, including United and Alaska Airlines. Flights from Washington to San Francisco usually depart from Dulles International Airport and arrive at San Francisco International Airport.
  • If you’re hungry before your flight from Dulles, there are plenty of food and beverage outlets to choose from. Enjoy a meal by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, grab a gourmet burger or a slice of pizza, or relax with a glass of wine before you embark.
  • A diverse collection of local art, sculptures, and rotating exhibits are on display at Dulles International Airport. While waiting for flights to depart, travelers can also see the Daedalus 87 human-powered aircraft on display at the AeroTrain station in Concourse B and enjoy live entertainment and classical music performances throughout the terminals.
  • If someone in your party is flying from Dulles for the first time and has special needs, the Wings for All program has been designed to ease the stress of flying for people with special needs. Families and guardians can take part in a simulation of the stages of traveling on a plane, from checking in and passing through security to boarding an aircraft. This program also helps to educate airport personnel to understand the needs of all passengers.
  • At San Francisco Airport, friendly dogs wearing “Pet me!” vests can be found around the terminals with their handlers. The Wag Brigade program brings certified animal therapy dogs to spread cheer through the airport with their gentle dispositions and helps to ease the stress of traveling, especially for children.
  • The Airport Butler at San Francisco is a multilingual concierge service that can be customized for all kinds of travelers including business passengers, senior citizens, and those traveling with children. Passengers are met at the gate and escorted through the airport. The Airport Butler also assists with luggage collection and can organize transfers and hotel bookings.
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8.3
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 31818 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.8Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.8Food
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My seat in 1st Class didn't recline properly and I was surprised that there were no TV screens to enjoy on such a long flight. However, check-in was seamless and the crew was friendly.

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My seat in 1st Class didn't recline properly and I was surprised that there were no TV screens to enjoy on such a long flight. However, check-in was seamless and the crew was friendly.

Better snacks in first class.

In first class, our flight attendant was completely absent! She was playing games on her phone, never offered such basic things such as Estes, and allowed trash and service items to pile up throughout the 6 hour flight.

Cons: "Flight on time and not wait 30 min on the runway to get to a gate once landed"
Pros: "Yes very accommodating and friendly!"
Cons: "Nothing it was a great flight!"
Cons: "This was about as uncomfortable as a Spirit flight. The seats felt like fold out chairs and they didn’t even recline."
Pros: "Crew were very attentive and hospitable to the crew. I have been flying ASIANA many times and enjoy the flight as well."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "We sat on the runway for nearly an hour."
Pros: "Smooth flight, easy on and off."
Cons: "Staff could have paid a little more attention to what the were doing. Asked 3 times for apple juice and got orange juice. By time I realized what he had given me, he was gone ☹️"
Pros: "NOTHING ㅗ"
Cons: "GROUND SERVICE. The flight was delayed causing me to miss my connecting flight. The ground staff at BWI said they could do nothing about it. I spent an extra $1000."
Cons: "Really old plane. Not well cleaned. Bring sanitary wipes for seat and tray tables. But cabin crew is top notch."
Pros: "It’s not American, United, or Delta."
Cons: "The Gogo Internet access was much worse than non-existent, causing me to pay and waste literally hours trying to get a single flight search done on [This idiotic form is broken—the search engine that starts with “Kaya”], and now I have to waste more time and effort to demand a refund from Gogo."
Pros: "Ride was nice, friendly staff"
Cons: "Comfort can always be better"
Pros: "I love everything about Alaska! The vibe, the Stewardess, good pilot, a good amount of room, good entertainment."
Cons: "Have the available food options that are in your magazine on all flights. Access to Internet faster."
Pros: "Flight was ok."
Cons: "They took away our seats and then gave us new ones but we were separated. My son is 2 and I was t able to sit with him and my wife."
Pros: "Kind crew and comfy seats."
Cons: "The seats were too compact, and the water tasted funny. Also IAD is not well equipped for snow."
Pros: "Roomier enough seats, polite crew"
Cons: "We were on the last flight of the night and they made us deplane out on the tarmac and take a shuttle into the terminal. It added extra 15-20 minutes to the trip"
Pros: "The crew was very good, caring and concerned."
Cons: "I don't think anything, this was another amazing flight with Alasks"
Cons: "More plentiful food selections? Everything served had dairy which I can’t do."
Pros: "Lots of entertainment options"
Cons: "Need a snack on a six-hour flight. Also, didn't receive drink service until a couple of hours in and was only served about 1/4 cup worth of soda. Disappointing"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants were rude."
Pros: "Crew was great. Easy on and off plane."
Cons: "Seats were a bit tight. No entertainment"
Pros: "On time and the flight crew kept everyone well in formed."
Cons: "The plane was too hot...way too hot...for most of the flight. The cabin crew was very polite but not very attentive. It took forever just to get a glass of water...plain water."
Pros: "There was plenty of legroom, cabin crew came often for drinks, snacks and trash, power outlets easy to access (below tray table)."
Pros: "Everything went smooth and was great besides the boarding."
Cons: "Boarding seemed to take quite quite awhile, not sure what the deal was but once we were boarded they kicked it into high gear"
Pros: "The female attendant went above and beyond. She was kind, thorough, and helped make the flight the best I’ve been on with Alaska Airlines so far!"
Cons: "Sony handycam and cables were stolen out of my carry-on suitcase during TSA screening. on Sept. 29th, about 8:00 - 8:30 time frame. This was to be used for my Dad's full honors funeral service at Arlington Cemetery on Oct. 1. I had gone through Alaska Airline check in, then to TSA screening where the crime took place."
Pros: "Smooth no delay"
Cons: "Na"
Pros: "Very friendly crew. On time flight. New airplanes. Free movies."
Cons: "Please provide more meal options available for purchse."
Pros: "Nice comfy seats, leg room"
Cons: "Narrow aisles"
Pros: "The plane was on-time. Boarding was easy. Flight attendants were very helpful. They helped passengers get to their seats, find places for their luggage. Entertainment options were good. Bags arrived within a reasonable amount of time"
Cons: "I wish they would provide more food options or at least stock a few more of the ones they have. The fruit and cheese tray sells out early making it a long flight without real food. I don’t consider chips and cookies lunch food."
Pros: "One beverage cart pass during a very long flight. No food available unless preordered. Not even the obligatory mini pretzels."
Pros: "Free movies, comfy seats"
Cons: "The WiFi doesn’t work. They didn’t give out any snacks just drinks."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and apologetic that I couldn’t watch movies."
Cons: "Would have loved to have a working headphone jack for the movies...5 1/2 hrs with no other entertainment makes for a very VERY long flight."
Pros: "Friendly crew, clean plane"
Cons: "Go go Wi-Fi was terrible...spotty service for about 20 minutes, but ultimately the crew just shut off the Wi-Fi. Ran out of food 1 hour into the 5 hour flight. were they not expecting a full flight?"
Pros: "I would have to get the machine that the crew already tried to fix on a prior flight! My bad luck, for sure. And the2 people next to me talked the entire trip. So I thought I could just listen to music, but no. The flight attendant said that was gone together with the games. Not a good flight for me. I even moved to the bank of the plane, to read my book in peace, only to end up hearing 1 very loud FA talking!"
Cons: "Read above."
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly and attentive. The Red system makes the flight much easier. It has entertainment, you can order your food and keep track of the flight stats"
Cons: "The plane had problems delaying the flight by 3hrs. Alaska really should change how they load the plane. After all the special people (first class, mvps, etc.) then passengers without carryons then people with carryons. This would speed up the process and keep people from getting stuck behind people who are messing with their bags."
Pros: "I'm an alaska member so I have taken quite a few flights with them and I notice the service difference after a while. Generally the crew was nice."
Cons: "There was no beverage or food service till ~2 hrs into the flight. No air issues etc. that would cause a delay. There was only 1 service in a 5.5 hr flight. The previous crew served us beverages at least 2-3 times and carried water up and down. Coming from +90 degree weather everyone is thirsty. I bought food soon as I got on, I have a toddler.. it was delivered over 2 hrs later, luckily I came prepared with lots of snacks. Also there are no hot vegetarian meal purchase options on the flight to Mexcio/Costa Rica (which was the first leg of our trip) we had to make do with cheese/fruit platters."
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "The crew was rude, they weren’t helpful. And they were talking bad about another customer infront if other customers"
Cons: "We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego."
Pros: "I loved the mood lighting on he plane, as well as the in seat media and food ordering functionality. I’m blown away and will be flying Alaska any time I can get. Probably the most comfortable economy seat I’ve ever sat in."
Cons: "Entertainment system 40H not operational. This is not the first time. Overall the plane seemed a little run-down and in need of maintenance. Crew had a “couldn’t care less” attitude about passengers, very unusual in TK flights."
Pros: "I was sitting next to a couple that were all over each other the whole flight. The flight crew provided them with alcohol throughout the flight, even though they were loud and disruptive."
Pros: "I have been flying for many years, and must admit that the flight cabin crew was incredible. Professional, attentive and on their feet for 95 % of the time. Thank you"
Pros: "Good seat in exit row."
Cons: "The delays @ SFO never fail to ruin a trip."
Pros: "The people I sat with made for great company."
Cons: "Flight was changed, so my premium seat was canceled. Luggage was delayed significantly. No technology availability."
Pros: "I was very pleased with the overall service. I needed a wheelchair and I was treated exceptionally well."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing"
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "We were awakened at 130am for breakfast!!!!!! Who eats in the middle of their sleep."
Cons: "Issue with first plane meant 20 passengers bumped to later flight. I volunteered and that flight was delayed upon arrival. :/"
Pros: "Seat was very comfortable and plane was not crowded."
Pros: "Jet blue flights seem generally good. Like the WiFi access to be Able to use flight time efficiently."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was 6 hours late. When finally ready to go could not find crew"
Pros: "So cold"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. It was the pilot’s last flight before retirement, so it was fun celebrating with him and the crew. Seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Crew was nice and accommodating. Plenty of leg room in regular cabin. Good entertainment options.?"
Cons: "On time and very comfortable"
Pros: "Personalized service, even in economy. Friendly faces, who seemed intent on providing the best customer service."
Cons: "Not much."
Pros: "Not too full of a flight"
Cons: "It was delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "Smooth flight, early arrival, Nice crew, roomy seats, fun snacks, good movie choices."
Cons: "The touch screen on my seat didn’t work, but the side control did, so I could still watch movies."
Pros: "Flight was on time, extra room seats were very comfortable."
Pros: "Crew was super nice and helpful"
Cons: "Agent at gate was hard to understand when making announcements - not due to accent or anything like that - he just spoke too quickly and directly into mic. He kept saying something about our flight moving to a different gate but it didn’t- very confusing"
Pros: "The seat was good, snacks is good."
Cons: "I wish the crew would did a little more to ask the people behind me stop playing the loud music and talking loud. Also rap music with bad language with children next to it is not a good idea. I actually like rap but not listening loud with the speaker on with kids in the plane is not considerate."
Pros: "The crew was very good. The seat was okay."
Cons: "There was some sort of breakdown and the flight was delayed about 40 min"
Pros: "the carry-on luggages were checked-in free at boarding to avoid chaos of the over-head bins space shortage"
Cons: "Delays on both sides. Empty plane blocking our arrival... come on that is horrible considering the flight was delayed departing"
Pros: "Crew, plane, amenities"
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Easy check in and appreciate the family with stroller pre-boarding."
Cons: "It does not feel like more leg space than other airlines. It was ok, just given advertising would have expected more."
Pros: "Not applicable since flight changed to direct flight to FLL"
Pros: "They made us wait in the aircraft for 1 hour because they didn’t have assigned gate! I missed my very important meeting"
Pros: "I loved the snack options, the channel options, the seating arrangement, etc"
Cons: "technical difficulties made some channels blurrier than others, but I could hear just fine for the music channel"
Pros: "I was expecting cattle class legroom because of the price of the ticket. What a pleasant surprise to have room to stretch my legs."
Cons: "I really can't think of anything unpleasant about the flight."
Pros: "The most comfortable cushiony seat and lot of leg room is what I enjoyed the most on this flight"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by one hour had my pick up wait at the airport for one hour, which was not very much appreciated."
Pros: "Leg room, TV, all crew"
Cons: "Tray table was dirty"
Pros: "Comfortable seating, great movies, courteous service."
Pros: "Excellent service as usual. I fly only JetBlue. Seats are comfortable and spacious. Crew is kind and professional. Best snacks and drink service. They make flying more comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "They were super attentive !"
Pros: "Lots of legroom , free drinks, great bad of fancy chip. And importantly free carry-on and np hidden fees. Love JetBlur"
Cons: "I had to gate check my carry on bag, which is one of my biggest traveling pet peeves."
Pros: "Ease of boarding"
Cons: "Delay in getting bag"
Pros: "Left on time."
Cons: "There was a crying baby behind me the whole flight. There were two loud, obnoxious kids in front of me. The lady in front of me had about 5 carry-on bags and took forever to get them down before she got out of my way. One of the men sitting next to me smelled like musk. The teenage boy next to me flautulated the whole flight. Worst flight of my life."
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "No head phones."
Pros: "Long Beach airport is super tiny and adorable"
Cons: "Monitor didn’t work. Flight was delayed 1 hour 15 minutes but boarded super early just to sit on the plane."
Cons: "A bit of turbulence on take off , no fault of anyone except Mother Nature .. all in all a great flight !"
Pros: "The fact that there was barely anyone on the flight"
Cons: "Turbulence"
Pros: "Quick and efficient: boarding, service, connections = as good as it gets for the money."
Pros: "Service and comfort"
Pros: "Direct TV offered excellent list of channels."
Cons: "Movie list is outdated."
Pros: "non stop service"
Pros: "All the staff was super friendly and approachable. Seats were definitely roomier than united AA and Delta economy seats"
Cons: "NA"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and crew were efficient."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Cons: "Took my Mom's luggage and didn't check it through on the connecting flight. Then Said they would overnight it but didn't pay the charge for Saturday delivery. My 77 year old mother went without her things in Naples Florida after having a hurricane hit her house. I am appalled at the service."
Pros: "Leg room."
Cons: "The 2 hour plus delay in leaving due to jet blue's poor management around crew rotation."
Pros: "Arrived 45 minutes early!"
Pros: "The easy access to the terminals"
Cons: "The front parking structure is still under construction, but it is a nice walk from the second parking lot"
Cons: "Delayed for 2hra"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cancelled for rain??? No offer of compensation any kind, not even taxi to a hotel. Nothing and had to wait 24 hours to try to get home again."
Pros: "The staff was so friendly. They accommodated a bachelor party's request to collect wedding advice from fellow passengers on a napkin and recognized a few birthdays. The stewardess making the announcements was very genuine in her well wishes and being part of everyone's day."
Cons: "40 min taxi time but not much we could do about that."
Pros: "The flight despite being late was smooth and the crew great , I bought extra space so I was not like a sardine ...."
Cons: "The check in , again without luggages to check in , no one to help around the airport with the self check in ...."

I was crammed against a person too large for one seat. This traveler (who I’m sure you have a record of, 21E) should be required to purchase two tickets in the future. Also, your streaming service kept kicking me out of my movie.

The seats are too small, even for an average guy

Air attendants were nice and helpful. But the weather didn’t cooperate with us , our 5:51 pm flight was canceled. We had to scramble to find another flight to SFO and luckily found one that was scheduled to depart IAD at 10:11 pm but didn’t depart until after 2 am and arrived in SF at 3:30 am due to lightning. On top of that United Baggage said our suitcases were still in Washington and would be delivered to our home by Thursday afternoon. As of 11:30 pm, no signs of anything.

Good services

Air travel has become a “human cattle call” but United tries to make a bit better. However, getting across the USA in one day is awesome!

Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Good entertainment options"
Cons: "They did not even pretend to care about passengers who did not wear a mask. Very disappointing."
Pros: "I was able to change my seat."
Cons: "Five hour delay, no entertainment, no food... A really poor experience."
Cons: "6 hour flight did not have meal or entrainment. There were no blankets available. The cabin temperature was warm in the front of the plane and cold in the back of the plane"
Pros: "Once we took off everything was good"
Cons: "We boarded and pushed off from the gate on time. Then the plane was forced back to the gate because of some mistake the ground crew made when loading the jet. This caused an hour plus delay getting to SFO"
Cons: "More frequent drinks/water"
Pros: "Friendly crew members."
Cons: "issues with the entertainment system. Food is not very palatable, just passable."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Bigger seats"
Cons: "The fuel mishap made us late which is just not ok.g get it right."
Pros: "The staff and crew were excellent"
Cons: "Legroom was far too tight, by at least an inch. Entertainment such as recent movies, available on other airlines for free, was available only for pay."
Pros: "Plane was airborne"
Cons: "Departure delayed, no wi-fi, poor cabin service, lack of personnel, more interested in charging for drinks(wine/beer), dirty, smelly seats, and lavatory, unstable charger port"
Pros: "The captain and first officer were top notch! They were very polite and kind. The plane seemed clean."
Cons: "One of the female flight attendants was passive aggressive to anyone she didn’t agree with. She wasn’t out right rude but nonetheless, she doesn’t need to act like that."
Pros: "Everything wasnt bad."
Cons: "Had seating in the very back row in 38 middle seat, was very cramped and uncomfortable, felt claustrophobic. Other than that, probably will avoid the back row from now on."
Cons: ":)"
Pros: "The pilots were informative with their announcements and we were informed of turbulence before it started. We also got in ahead of schedule. I also appreciated being able to ask for a glass of water between services as I had fallen asleep."
Cons: "The negative experiences started before we got on the plane. Boarding began slightly behind schedule and was very disorganized. People were all standing in the boarding area and out into the walkway for the concourse. I feel it would be better to have boarding groups come up individually or two at a time. (While group one boards, group two convenes. Once group one has boarded, invite group three to take their place.) Once group three had boarded, an announcement was made that there was no overhead bin space availble for the entirety of group 4. It seems a bit ridiculous that nearly half the plane wouldn’t have overhead space. It took awhile to board group 4 as everyone had luggage to check and once we finally got down the jetway, we had to wait another few minutes before being able to get to our seats as the flight attendant for first class insisted on taking drink orders while she stood in the aisle. I understand this is a perk of first class but I feel it could be better executed. These seats are boarded in group one so to have drink orders incomplete by the time group four is trying to board is irritating at best and incompetent at worst. Once finally at our seats, it became apparent that the announcement about lack of overhead bin space had been made a bit early. The bins were on the full side but they definitely had space available. Also, much of the space had been taken up by jackets and bags that would have fit under the seats; which I felt could have prevented nearly all of the checked bags. The flight was uneventful with minor annoyances like having to pay for entertainment and any sort of food. Even southwest provides entertainment free of charge and I consider them to be more of a budget airline. If I fly Lufthansa again, I will not take a domestic flight through United and will instead book via southwest to and from the international airport Lufthansa flies out of."
Pros: "Comfortable, no issues."
Pros: "Everything except meal. For a 5+ hours flight they should at least give a full can of soft drink instead of sharing it to 4"
Cons: "In cabin service."
Pros: "No e service"
Cons: "Food was not included entertainment was not include at that price"
Cons: "Old plane even though we upgraded to first class it was just bigger seats no entertainment cold draft just horrible felt like we were flying back in the 80s. Lastly our luggage didn't come with our flight it came with the next flight. Horrible horrible experience"
Pros: "Helpful agent who rebooked. Food vouchers but didn't nearly cover the cost of airport food."
Cons: "Getting to airport early only to find at the last moment the plane was delayed causing us to miss our connecting flight. Had to rebook and spent the entire day in airports arriving at our destination very late at night. Wasted a day of vacation."
Cons: "No leg room, even sitting in Economy Plus! Very disappointed on this flight. 5 hour flight on 737."
Pros: "New plane, good entertainment system"
Cons: "Horribly uncomfortable, anti-ergonomic seats -- now back pain, lower back pain, leg cramps, etc. Very, very bad seat design. Even despite Economy Plus -- still bad."
Pros: "Everything was perfect!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours"
Pros: "At least they made the TV free"
Cons: "Food was inedible. Refund requested and received. Male flight attendant was inattentive, careless, and a poor attitude. Seats are crowded beyond reason."
Pros: "Wi-Fi through the United app is a nice feature; able to watch two movies during IAD - SFO. Newer plane had more comfortable seats than older 320."
Cons: "Arriving at terminal early and having to wait on the tarmac for a gate to clear."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "1. Delayed flights- I took a round trip SFO-IAD. Both my flights were delayed by 3 hours each. Reached my destination at odd hours and was never compensated. 2. Not apologetic !"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, unless you purchased Direct TV. And if you did not -- you had a super bright Direct TV commercial flashing in your eyes for 6 hours. Seat was broken and did not recline. I had a tight connection to make (20 minutes) and upon asking if they could call the gate or help me deplane quickly, stewardess's response was that "there are other flights tomorrow". Very unhelpful. It worked out, because my connecting flight was cancelled. At which point United told me they could get me on another flight FOUR DAYS later. Or a 9-hour bus to my destination two days later. Yes, a bus. So I ended up taking another flight two days later to a destination three hours from my original itinerary and renting a car at my own expense. Worst flight experience ever -- I will never fly United if I can't help it."
Pros: "not much"
Cons: "rude lady"
Pros: "No Lufthansa?!"
Cons: "No Lufthansa?!"
Pros: "Roomy seats"
Cons: "Have to pay to watch movies"
Cons: "My flight had 90 minutes delay."
Cons: "An old plane with only public TV. American crew is not too pleasant compared to the English crew on our other flight"
Cons: "The seats were the worst ever. They would not recline and the un detachable pillow on the seats were even more uncomfortable."
Cons: "Booked a seat and paid for it then got moved without any notice."
Cons: "$8 to have any entertainment. No power available for personal entertainment."
Pros: "The notifications via apo"
Cons: "My connecting flight was cancelled when I got to Dulles, all of the passengers had top make changes to flights on their own, I was placed on standby twice, so I didn't have time to stop and eat, and I finally got a flight, there wasn't even food to buy, only snacks, I got terribly ill, because I went about ten hours without eating. My connection was changed to Austin, where I had a layover then tooto San Francisco. This allowed me to get at 7, local tone instead of waiting until ten local time. My flight got in so late, I was unable to drive the additional 4 hours I was supposed to, so I had to get a room, because I arrived after being up for nearly 24 hours. Very disappointed in my arrival flight,I hope my flight home is better. Couldn't access the free entertainment on the app I installed the day before."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for mechanical reasons... Almost missed my connection in San Francisco. My bag got lost."
Cons: "Should have a better food than a very small bag of snacks. Should have some movies or series free to watch. United international planes are better for that"
Pros: "The Captain did a great job of letting passengers know when to expect turbulence ahead, time of arrival (we arrived early), etc. Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Complementary food selection was poor - would like to see healthier snack options (100% all natural, organic, etc.) and allergy alternatives (gluten free, soy free, non GMO, etc). Seating was uncomfortable (economy class) and AC adapter plug was loose (iPhone charging adapter wouldn't stay secure in outlet below seat) Wasn't seated next to my spouse although tickets were purchased at the same time (on same transaction)"
Pros: "2 hour delay leaving Dulles for a multitude of constantly changing reasons"
Pros: "I have RLS, & usually am in agony after 1 hour of sitting, even with pills . The ride was so comfortable I made it 5 out of 6 hours without pain . The higher seats in the larger plane were a lifesaver ."
Cons: "The zesty ranch snack burnt my mouth, maybe have a substitute.?"
Cons: "Three hours delayed"
Pros: "Boarding was pretty quick. The crew was very friendly. I have to say United is one of the best airlines to fly. I really like how they come to offer food/drink, then snack, then water, then coffee. It's nice to have the constant attention. Trash is picked up right away. it's great service."
Cons: "when I just paid 7.99 to watch a movie and the crew makes really long announcements, interrupting the movie. They could make some of those announcements before the inflight entertainment starts. I think announcements should be quick and to the point, nobody likes to hear someone trying to remember what they were about to say. Also there was a problem getting the thing that connects the plane to the building when it was time to be let off and everyone was getting really hot while we waited 30 minutes to be let out."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive to each guest."
Cons: "Well I paid more for a lesser quality plane ride... didn’t like that very much."
Pros: "On time. Professional. Clean."
Cons: "Nothing. As expected"
Pros: "Everyone was helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Not charge so much for luggage and carry-ons."
Pros: "The Crew"
Cons: "It was a passenger on the plane acting real suspicious. I didn’t like that. Also the seats was uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Flight was late, excessive baggage fees, plane was dirty, there was trash under the seats in front of us."
Pros: "When the bag size is small , boarding pas would not print without paying the $50, u would like to get refund"
Cons: "Most of the other do- passengers k we the rules of the airlines while I was unaware of the rule bad ended up paying$50 for a very small carry on luggage"
Pros: "THe passengers were well behave during and polite"
Cons: "The 2 hour flight delay"
Cons: "The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future."
Cons: "Connecting flight was delayed by one hour!!!!!"
Pros: "Very fast boarding process."
Cons: "Seats didn't recline. The tray table was very tiny, dimensions were prob 5"x3" which barely fit my phone. You have to purchase drinks and snacks but they'll give you a cup of free water but only if you ask. On a 5 hour flight, no food or drink is very crappy so be sure to bring your own on."
Cons: "if flight was delayed should at least provide complementary soft drinks..."
Cons: "Delayed 7 hours"
Cons: "There was a malfunction online and I was overcharged for my flight. There were also delays going to and from my destination."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "There were extra fees for carry on and checked bags, which was not revealed until we printed our boarding passes. In addition, we had to pay to reserve seats. On top of that, I have never sat in such uncomfortable seats. They charged $2.99 for a can of soda on the flight. Finally, they lost our bag, after our flight took an hour longer than it was supposed to."
Cons: "5 hours late, no updates sent via text or email, $15 dinner boucher useless and given after restaurants closed. I will never fly frontier airlines again!"
Cons: "The flight was first cancelled, then I had to wait two days for the next available flight out. Also was charged for my carry on bag. This airline does not offer any complimentary drinks. I will not book this company again, you think your saving a little and end up spending More at the end."
Pros: "Nice crew. Plane clean."
Cons: "On this long flight from Atlanta to San Francisco, a reclining seat would have been nice."
Pros: "The initial price I paid. Which was very reasonable for a non-stop flight."
Cons: "Paying for a checked bag. Paying for a seat so I could be assured a decent seat. My decent price soon became what I would pay on any major airline. So why would I fly Frontier?"
Pros: "Little."
Cons: "Worst flight of my entire life."
Pros: "Boarding. Charging for baggage limits what passengers can carry making boarding and sitting quicker"
Cons: "oK with me to buy my own snack and pop. Can see that it may catch people by surprise as passengers not notified earlier that except for water have to purchase own snack."
Cons: "Flight was significantly delayed. Advertised as low cost, which it was, but that is because they make you pay for everything except water. Seats do not recline either...bad for red-eye."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for over 4 hours due to operational issues (not weather or maintenance). The gate representative didn't keep us informed of the issues and when he did, he was usually wrong. There is a surcharge for everything from carry-on fees to beverages on the plane. The plane itself was uncomfortable with uncushioned seats. Let's just say that if I had to choose between a Frontier flight and a Delta flight that was $400 more, I will choose the Delta. Same goes with any competitor. I will never fly Frontier again."
Pros: "There was a 4 hour delay on both flights. What a HORRIBLE airline. They issued me a 100.00 voucher for a future trip, which I will NEVER use. I will not fly fron tier ever again."
Cons: "Everything. You have to pay for all luggage, drinks, everything. In the end, it is Not the cheapest because they charge for toilet paper. Oh get this, you cannot recline. That cost extra. Never fly FRONTIER."
Cons: "Operational failure by Frontier made the flight late and chaotic."
Cons: "It's very late to get a hotel and they didn't arrange anything for us. We get a credit for future flights and hotel reimbursement. But I'd rather not fly Frontier again!"
Pros: "Low price was great. It had everything I needed which was a flight to where I wanted to go. It didn't have any additional amenities but the lower price was worth it."
Cons: "You get what you pay for. No entertainment. No complimentary drinks or snacks. A fee for a carry on bag. All of these however are unnecessary so it was fine."
Cons: "My bag is still missing i don't have critical medication and I can't even get customer service to answer my calls"
Cons: "Flight attendant from Denver to San Francisco had a bad attitude and was passive aggressive with guests. Perhaps it was a long day for her but at the end of the day you have a job to do and don't take it out on paying customers."
Pros: "Did have good leg room in exit row."
Cons: "Thought we got such a good deal on flight, but had to pay extra for carry-on and even to choose a seat. The seats did not recline, but maybe that was because we were in exit row. Boarded an hour late to clean up from last fight because of (per their announcement) vomit."
Cons: "Frontier charges for seat assignments and even carry-on bags. It's the #1 airline for indignities and nickel and diming its passengers."
Pros: "The crew and neatness"
Cons: "Entertainment"
Pros: "I do not normally complain, but my two flights this weekend were more than an hour late each, coupled with horrible cramped seating, unfriendly flight crew, tons of extra charges, and a dirty plane. I will be trying to avoid frontier flights on the future."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "Flight had uncomfortable Seats was delayed 1.5 hours and the baggage took more than 30 mins to come out"
Cons: "We were stuck on the runway for over an hour after we landed and getting our luggage was a DISASTER. They changed the location of our baggage claim carousel with minimal notice, only to change it back to the original carousel with NO NOTICE. It took over an hour again for our luggage to come out and it trickled in so slowly, that I ended up getting my bag a full two and a half hours after we landed. Awful experience."
Cons: "A word of caution to anyone flying Frontier airlines. Carry on bags cost $40 each way. Even checked baggage is cheaper at $35. Don't forget to add the extra $70-80 when you see the tickets slightly cheaper online. Plus, it will cost more to select seats to sit together and even the snacks/drinks cost money. I'm shocked I didn't have to pay extra for a pilot."
Cons: "I was seated between an overweight man and a very tall man, both of whom felt as though their sizes allowed them to infringe upon my space. There were plenty of open seats on the flight and yet no effort was made to alleviate this clear problem."
Pros: "The time of the flights, and the quick security at the terminal."
Cons: "Hidden fees for everything. You book your flight for one price. (mine was about 100$ less than other airlines at time of booking) -Then they have you pick your seat (charge) -Then if you want to check a bag (charge) -Then if you want to BRING A CARRY ON (CHARGE) It ended up being way MORE than the other flights I could have just booked on other airlines. (I booked at $220.00 and by the end of my trip spent $373.00 with Frontier) Also, the returning flight was delayed 45 minutes but I received no notifications."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats hard plastic and inhumanly closed together. Tray tables smaller than a car's sunvisor. I think Frontier should be called the Middle Passage airlines for how they pack us in. They make you pay for luggage, improved seat size, location, food and then ask you to tip your cranky flight attendant whom they seem to screen and select the most misanthropic applicants they can find. And then they try to sell you their credit card with a $69 annual fee. I watched and there where no takers."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and I arrived safely. Grateful for these aspects of my trip."
Cons: "Employees were rude. Inaccurate information about flight times provided before and during the flight. The hidden fees were ridiculous, such as $1.99 for seltzer water. Note that you cannot pay in cash for anything. Not so unusual, but a pain for since my debit card was lost. Because flight times were inaccurate, I had no time to buy food during my layover and wasn't able to purchase food on the flight. Overall, I would NOT choose to fly Frontier Airlines again unless absolutely necessary."
Pros: "Your flight's delay was unchanged; I likes its consistency."
Cons: "I did not like paying $5 more for my checked bag. Although I did log in to see if I could check in more than 24 hours before the flight nothing suggested that I should pay for my bag though I could not do seat assignment at that time. I did not like that I paid $5 for set assignments inferior to what my friends got by taking their chances. Although I understand your motives, not showing what the free alternative is seems a bit smarmy. The one hour delay on the tarmac before we could get to a departure gate was not directly your fault, but it was annoying."
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Airport gave wrong information, display showed gate A30 instead of the correct A11, mistake cannot just be attributed to airport but also to the airline for miscommunicating with the airport. Chairs were uncomfortable. But it was a cheap flight so understandable."
Cons: "Boarding was bad, after a delay it seem as if we were rushed onto the plane to make up time."
Cons: "45 bucks for ckecked bags and you have to pay for your carry on"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "These flights are horrible- hard cramped seats, no services, not even a cup of coffee unless you pay extra. $40 to bring a carry on bag on the plane. Cost more than any other flight in the long run."
Pros: "Flight left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Seats didn't recline and website is misleading when it comes to purchasing seats. I was very uncomfortable."
Cons: "I didn't like how we were notified last minute about our flight being delayed for THREE hours. There was no voucher offered as well. Completely terrible."
Pros: "When we got to the airport the kiosk was not working, and no one was at the counter. Checked in online, they charged us $45 per carry on (didn't read the small print, because it's so small, and no other airline I've been on charges for carry ons). To check a bag was cheaper, $35 but no one was at the counter. Also, they charged us $20 per seat when we checked in, did not give us the option of a no-charge seat online. (even though we did have tickets) So, I paid an additional $130 for the 2 tickets total. Shabby airline."
Cons: "Having to pay for a carry on. Having to pay for water on the plane!! That's insane! The fact that it's 2016 and there's no entertainment or free wifi. Ridiculous. I fly frontier out of desperation but never as a choice."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "the time , the plan is not on time and the customers service they are not patients ."
Pros: "$45 to carry on a bag and put in the overhead bin. Ticket was cheap but after paying $45 EACH WAY I spent more than buying a ticket on another airline that lets you carry on a bag for free. They even charge for soda. Ripoff. Will never fly this airline again. Buyer Beware. There is no way to know about the hidden fees before buying your ticket unless you want to spend an hour or more combing through the multiple pages of fine print."

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